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Contact the Media Team

For expert sources, information on our press releases, or other immediate help, call 734-764-2220 between 8 am and 5 pm Eastern time, Monday through Friday.

For requests with non-urgent deadlines, send a message to [email protected].

After business hours or on weekends or holidays, members of the media may call 734-764-2220 to page a media team member for patient condition reports or highly urgent matters.

Updates and Media Visits
  • For news-related updates on patients in our hospitals: First, read these guidelines for release of one-word patient conditions. Any further information release to the media, or visit to a patient, requires a signed consent from the patient or his/her legal representative, and must be arranged through our team.
  • Any visit by media to our facilities requires advance approval and an escort by a member of our team. Members of the media who seek to observe, photograph or film an operation at Michigan Medicine must provide proof of vaccination during the approval process for the visit.
Media Team
Our main "beats" are listed below. The Michigan Medicine media team is part of the Department of Communication, and covers the entire academic medical center including the Medical School, hospitals and clinics, medical education and biomedical research.

For urgent inquiries, call 734-764-2220. If you don't see the topic you need help with, call us or email [email protected]
Mary Masson Mary Masson
Director of Public Relations - UMHS leadership and administration
Ed Bottomly Ed Bottomley
Social Media Strategist
Nicole Fawcett photo Nicole Fawcett
Noah Fromson photo Noah Fromson
Neurosciences and Cardiology
Kara Gavin photo Kara Gavin
Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation (IHPI), General Internal Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Psychiatry/Mental Health/Addiction, Geriatrics, Family Medicine
Valerie Goodwin Valerie Goodwin
Surgery, Transplant Center, Rheumatology, Orthopaedic Surgery, PM&R, and Women’s and Children’s
Kelly Malcom photo Kelly Malcom
Basic biomedical science research, health policy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Infectious Disease, Pathology and Anesthesiology
Beata mostafavi photo Beata Mostafavi
Children’s Health/C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, Women’s Health
Sam Page Sam Page
U-M Medical School education, Gastroenterology/Digestive diseases, Otolaryngology, Radiology, Children's/Women's
Tessa Roy Tessa Roy
Emergency Medicine/Survival Flight, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Kellogg Eye Center, and Women’s and Children’s
Johanna Younghans Baker Johanna Younghans Baker
Michigan Health Lab editor, Dermatology, Urology, Allergy, Nephrology

Other Media Contacts at U-M